Yes, but the surgeon, & cardialogist (or whatever doctor is prescribing Coumadin) would have the patient off the drug for several days before the surgery. My surgeon took me off aspirin and ibuprofen several days before my mastectomy. SInce the patient is on high doses of Coumadin, there is probably a special protocol they would follow. Rest assured, this is a common situation surgeons deal with all the time as long as the patient is up-front with what medications are being taken.
Take care, Sharon
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